Nuclear Expert: “I’ve learned there’s a huge spike in death rates in Fukushima for young children”… Officials are covering up data — Gov’t committing inhuman acts on their own people — Doctor’s who treat patients suffering from radiation illness are being put out of business (AUDIO)

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Fairewinds Japan Speaking Tour Series No. 5, Mar 18, 2016 (emphasis added):

Excerpt 1

Arnie Gundersen, nuclear engineer: “I’ve been reflecting a lot over the last week and a half about what the trip meant to me personally and what I learned… The first thing is [the people are] terribly concerned about their country and concerned about their children… The second thing is the inhumanity of the Japanese government, the Japanese utilities and the Japanese banks toward their own population. I’m just appalled at how the power structure in Japan is ignoring what its people want and basically ramming nukes down the throat of their population… I think [the media sources in Japan] still feel pressure under that State Secrets Act. Nobody wants to push too hard against [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s] administration. As a matter of fact, one of Abe’s prime key ministers came out and said twice now that if… the media doesn’t say what the administration wants them to say, they’re going to pull their licenses.”

Excerpt 2

Gundersen: “The one thing I learned when I was in the resettlement communities [of people evacuated due to the Fukushima nuclear crisis] is that they’ve all been told that there will be no resettlement communities by the time the Olympics start. The plan is to move people back into their homes in the contaminated areas, or to move them somewhere else in Japan to permanent homes”… (Maggie Gundersen, founded of Fairewinds Energy Education:) “I was devastated when I saw some of the pictures that you took in Japan… these temporary housings just look like military barracks on bare pavement… And now to hide the radiation, extensive radiation, that’s there and re-depositing in the already cleaned areas from snowmelt, flooding, and rain — and to say it’s okay and send everyone back is a death sentence to all these families and children and grandchildren.”

Excerpt 3

Gundersen: Yeah, let me get back to the first thing I said about the inhumanity toward their own people. We had doctors tell us when they treated somebody for radiation illness, if they put radiation illness on the hospital forms, the government refused to pay. So doctors were literally going out of business because they were doing their job and treating people. But the other thing I learned on the last day of the trip was that there’s a huge spike in the death rates within Fukushima Prefecture for young children compared to what it was in previous years. But that story has been stifled by the Japanese medical and government agencies. Nobody’s publishing the data that the Japanese have been publishing for years leading up to the disaster. So where are the death data on Fukushima Prefecture? And the answer is it hasn’t been published because the Japanese government doesn’t want it out there. When you control the medical community, the epidemiological data that you need to prove a case is really, really difficult. I think Fairewinds did a good job in the time we were over there getting sample data with a group of scientists that may affect the way the world looks at the disaster. But the other half of that is, you’ve got to get the doctors on board to report honestly what they’re seeing. And the medical community is even more under the thumb of the Abe regime than is the press. It’s very depressing.” … (Maggie Gundersen:) “I want to let you know that Arnie and other scientists are working on some really significant studies from samples that scientists have taken in Japan… Fairewinds will be participating in a report that will be issued on this and we will keep you up to date. It takes time to do this testing, but as soon as it’s ready, it will be publicized.”

Full recorded interview available here

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  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Quote " I’m just appalled at how the power structure in Japan is ignoring what its people want and basically ramming nukes down the throat of their population…"
    Me – Same here

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    FUKUSHIMA: 50% OF ADULTS NOT HAVING SEX, FAILING TO REPRODUCE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSuBthJBIaE

    • This is One of the reasons nuclear is not going to survive… Who would want to have a deformed child? Who would even risk it? These sorts of truths cannot be hidden. Much is coming unraveled. The fake powers in our world are going to become educated in the REAL power in our world. This education will befall them in ways not even thought of let alone in ways they have protections.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      5 Years after Fukushima 1,000,000 people now gone… Poof… Gone! 🙁
      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35666274

      Enjoy! "Dreaming with a Broken Heart"
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm3tkJPXBMM

      • Sickputer

        1 million dead in five years. They haven't seen that since Allied forces killed over 1 million Japanese in 1944-1945.

        Now there is a new radioactive killer on Honshu. The survivors are The Leftovers.
        I do not think a sizable portion of the Leftovers will enjoy the 2020 Olympics. Another 1 million will be dead by then. Radiation never takes a holiday.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      Abortion pressure on all sides:

      'Japan’s Population Shrinks As Bosses Push Women To Get Abortions'

      "Japan’s executives are working the country to its demographic death, by pressuring women to abort their unborn children, according to a new poll."

      "The pressure is described in the current issue of The Economist. For example, one unnamed woman was hired for a coveted “career-track” job at a large bank along with her boyfriend, who was hired for a different department. When she became pregnant, her boss told her he would “crush” both her own career and that of her boyfriend if she carried the pregnancy to term and had the baby. In 2011, she caved under the pressure and went for an abortion."

      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/06/japans-population-shrinks-as-bosses-push-women-to-get-abortions/

      What a great group of leaders…

  • from a distance from a distance

    Please submit Enenews articles as "news tips" to your local on-line newspaper and any other on-line newspapers you want to.

    This is a great way to expand Enenews readership and educate the folks who are responsible for writing news articles.

    It only takes 10 seconds to submit a "news tip."

    Here's just a small list of on-line newspapers and where to submit a news tip, to give you an idea:

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=submit+news+tip

    We all have to add a little more effort to get the word out, otherwise Enenews is going to stagnate with the only the same people aware of what's going on.

    With your help, you can give Fukushima and Enenews a wider audience.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Risk Factors for Acute Leukemia in Children: A Review

    Risk Factors

    Epidemiologic studies of acute leukemias in children have examined a number of possible risk factors (e.g., environmental, genetic, orinfectious) in an effort to determine the etiology of the disease. Only one environmental risk factor (ionizing radiation) has been significantly linked with either ALL or AML; most environmental risk factors [e.g., electromagnetic fields (EMFs), cigarette smoking] have been weakly or inconsistently associated with either form of childhood leukemia.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1817663/

    "Only one environmental risk factor (ionizing radiation) has been significantly linked with either ALL or AML"

  • "And now to hide the radiation – extensive radiation – that’s there and re-depositing in the already cleaned areas from snowmelt and flooding and rain, and to say it’s okay and send everyone back is a death sentence to all these families and children and grandchildren.”

    TY Arnie G, truly heartfelt.

    I cannot afford what is hidden. I need an immunotherapy drug that is 40k a pop every 3 weeks. Who CAN afford this stuff???

  • harv33021

    You might check out http://www.keshefoundation.org it appears that Keshe's technology can wash out radiation from the body by drinking GANS water. Tepco tested it and it works. I can make a jug of GANS in a few days and it probably cost less than a dollar. I drink the stuff every day and so does my wife. There is a hell of a lot more to Keshe than cheap, safe, energy. I also gave a pain patch to a lady who has a lump in her breast. She has been using it for a week and the lump is getting smaller. He will have some major announcements about getting rid of cancer, at home, quickly and cheaply during this Thursday's workshop. It might be worth watching.

    • harv,

      Do you have a tried and true recipe for a jug of GANS in a few days? I'll look into anything at this stage.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Onto….a lot of stuff at Cancer Tutor. Super high dose vit C is preferentially cytotoxic to cancer cells. IV if you can afford it.

        40k a pill reaches new heights of criminal pharmacy

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          It gets worse:

          'Makers took big price increases on widely used U.S. drugs'

          "Prices for four of the nation's top 10 drugs increased more than 100 percent since 2011, Reuters found. Six others went up more than 50 percent. Together, the price increases on drugs for arthritis, high cholesterol, asthma and other common problems added billions in costs for consumers, employers and government health programs."

          "At the top of the list was AbbVie Inc (ABBV.N), which raised the price of arthritis drug Humira more than 126 percent, Reuters found. Next were Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA), which raised prices for arthritis treatment Enbrel and multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone by 118 percent."

          http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-drugpricing

          Imagine what cancer drugs will cost as the demand rises…

        • 40k is for an IV infusion, but ouch! I agree criminal pharmacy at its finest! Even if I was eligible for the program, and I am but they refuse to give me a break, I still could not afford the treatments. When what I am currently on fails me I am dead I guess. Pain free at this point sounds better than the hell I endure now… Monoatomic Noble elements are helping according to recent PET scan results however.

          I have maintained right along these monster money grubbers deliberately are doing what is happening world wide, to profit by our demise. What bugs me is how they are so sure they are immune, whoever they are. What real cures are they hiding?

          • DUDe DUD

            Sorry for you Onto 🙁 , but we are not far behind you..nobody is..

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

            You can take a large amount of Ester-C right away and it doesn't bother your digestion at all. I got it by the bottle of powdered ester-C (not in capsultes or pill form, but just powder). I took a heaping tablespoon four times a day. It is equivalent to 80 grams of vitamin C a day. Just put the tablespoon of Ester-C in my mouth, and then drank it down with Eldorado spring water. I also crunched down chaparral. It is very bitter. So I just chewed it every morning for breakfast and then had spirulina in a glass of spring water, and washed down the chaparral that way. Also I made herbal tea with yellow dock (used in the Canadian treatment) , burdock root, echinacea angustafolia root, dandelion root, comfrey root, and one other.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

              The Canadian tea is Essaic tea. You can make your own or buy it ready made.

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

              Probiotics: Healthy bacteria for your gut
              “Probiotics are the good bacteria. And they may help lower your risk for several cancers.
              “Probiotic foods include:
              • Low-fat, plain organic yogurt with live or active cultures
              • Kefir (thick, yogurt-like drink)
              • Kombucha tea
              • Fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut and kimchi
              • Fermented soybeans (miso)
              “To get the most health perks, eat at least one small serving of probiotic foods each day. If you’re considering a supplement, speak with your doctor.
              “Prebiotic foods
              “Prebiotic foods feed the bacteria in your gut so they can grow and repopulate, Maxson says. Most are fiber-rich plant foods.
              “Prebiotic foods include:
              • Whole grains
              • Fruits and vegetables, specifically bananas, asparagus and onions
              • Oatmeal
              • Soy beans
              • Garlic

              “…’Probiotics help your immune system function at its best so it can detect and kill cells that can become cancer….
              “’We’re just learning the benefits of a healthy population of gut bacteria,” she says. In addition to optimal immune function and lower cancer risks, studies show a healthy mix can affect your mood. Studies indicate that our gut bacteria and brain communicate with each other. Changes in gut bacteria have some influence on behavior, anxiety and depression.’…”
              https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/may-2015/FOH-probiotics.html

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

              Cranberries
              AICR's
              Foods That Fight Cancer™
              http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/cranberries.html
              • “…Vitamin C protects cells' DNA by trapping free radicals and inhibiting the formation of carcinogens.
              • In cell studies, cranberry extract and anthocyanins decrease free radical damage to DNA that can lead to cancer. They decrease growth and stimulate mouth, breast, colon, prostate, lung and other cancer cells to self-destruct. Cranberries' proanthocyanidins and ursolic acid also decrease growth and increase self-destruction of several types of cancer in cell studies. Research suggests that these compounds seem to work synergistically, providing more protection together rather than individually.
              • In limited animal studies, those fed cranberries developed fewer and smaller cancers of several types when compared to animals not consuming cranberries. Cranberries also reduced inflammation and cancers' ability to invade other tissues. (Chronic inflammation increases the risk of several types of cancer.) …”

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

              “Foods That Fight Cancer
              “Recently Updated
              • Apples
              • Blueberries
              • Broccoli & Cruciferous Vegetables
              • Cherries
              • Coffee
              • Cranberries
              • Flaxseed
              • Grapefruit
              • Legumes (Dry Beans, Peas & Lentils)
              • Soy
              • Squash (Winter)
              • Tea
              • Walnuts
              • Whole Grains
              Current
              • Berries
              • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
              • Garlic
              • Grapes and Grape Juice
              • Tomatoes

              “Coming Soon
              • Acai Berries
              • Blackberries & Raspberries
              • Carrots
              • Chili Peppers
              • Citrus Fruits (oranges/lemons)
              • Kale and Other Greens
              • Mushrooms
              • Nuts
              • Onions
              • Papayas
              • Pomegranates
              • Spinach
              • Strawberries
              • Watermelon & Other Melons
              “Bookmark this page, and check back often – we will be updating this section and adding more foods regularly as the science comes in….”
              http://www.aicr.org/foods-that-fight-cancer/

          • harv33021

            108th Knowledge Seekers Workshop will be held on Thursday April 7th, 2016, starting at 9:00 am CET Euro time (12:00 am Pacific time )
            Mehran Keshe of the Keshe Foundation Spaceship Institute will speak about the device and procedure for removing tumors.
            Livestream:
            https://livestream.com/accounts/15210385/events/4353996

        • DUDe DUD

          "..40k a pill reaches new heights of criminal pharmacy.."

          That beats warprofiteering pro casualities i guess..uttermost disgusting..ya think its possible shillary participated on this too when she made that deal with the japanese gov about forcefeeding ignorent USA population radioactif crap..?

      • harv33021

        Sorry, I could not get back sooner. I was completely locked out of this system. My replies were blocked and then I could not get into the site, I kept getting an error message. I do have the recipe, it is simple to make and if you can't do it I can send some to you. However, I really prefer that you make your own. The Cancer Tutor is an excellent sight and I have a friend who cured brain cancer with ozone. You can make your own medical grade ozone if you want to. Also, here is something that is worth watching. https://go.thetruthaboutcancer.com/?gl=582822956&a_aid=56030a57b0f15&a_bid=e8f0d278 I have spent the last 17 years looking into alternative methods to treat cancer that don't include chemo or radiation. The cancer industry's entire profit model is based on keeping people ignorant about cancer causes while keeping them dependent on cancer treatments that don't work. That combination is the ultimate profit generation scheme for the cancer industry, despite all the suffering, pain and death it causes to human beings who are victims of the industry. Is there a way I can reach you privately? By the way, I am not a doctor and have no medical background. I am self-taught. I have to go now but will get back tomorrow.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

      Keshe is a nuclear engineer pushing nuclear technology. Fusion energy is a hoax and creates radiation contamination and nuclear waste.

      Why not go with free energy from the sun and wind?

        • earthsmith earthsmith

          Onto you should look into Ozone therapy
          http://www.cancertutor.com/ozoneair/
          Gasser has good recipe as well

          • TY Earth,

            Syrup/bicarb infusion mix does not work anymore, my cancer has become so aggressive even the immunotherapy isn't as effective anymore. Been a long 5 year battle.

            I will look into Ozone, Tesla swore by the benefits it can offer.

            http://ozoneuniversity.com/

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Onto, large dose vit C creates hydrogen peroxide which is cytotoxic to cancer cells. Dont miss this.

              http://orthomolecular.org/library/ivccancerpt.shtml

            • Silverlok Silverlok

              Ontological;

              I am not a doctor and the information below is not in any way intended for me to be attempting to practice medicine…as far as you know I am simply some rattle brained internet troll,
              but,
              the body needs a combination of approximately 98 vitamins , minerals and fatty acids a day for proper operation ( for example almonds contain all three fatty acids ones needs( used by the brain )), since the beginning of artificial fertilizer farming the trace elements one needs are not in the foods most readily available. The chinese ( going back thousands of years ) believe that if one excises concentrated or unnatural toxins and resumes the proper intake of nutrients all imbalances ( cancers) will be eliminated.

              An important adjunct to this is synthetic sweeteners are in the 'concentrated or unnatural toxins' category. ( when Regan appointed the number two guy from MONSANTO as the head of the FDA it was to approve Aspartame which had already been rejected twice by the previous staff)

              Some interesting studies link immortal cancer cells and certain bacteria as having symbiotic relationships.
              Ever heard the expression: 'born with a silver spoon in his mouth' ? The reason is because Silver has some amazing anti-bacterial properties ( and they use to put them in newborns mouths because of this ) , and is still used in surgical thread ( gaining a 20% increase on average in healing times )

              • Silverlok Silverlok

                "… in healing times )…"

                Colloidal silver taken orally has some seriously amazing effects at killing germs…in fact I have installed many ( very expensive ) copper/silver colloidal generators on rich people's swimming pools n( so they do not have to soak in so much cancer causing concentrated chlorine .

                If one wishes to try using colloidal silver buying it is not a good option (it breaks down super fast in light, so that stuff on the shelves is basically snake oil) , but making it is easy…pure water is key .
                a reverse osmosis generator for the home is good ( reverse osmosis and de-ionization is better but not totally necessary ) for clean water , then all one needs is two bits of high purity silvercan even be wire but I like coins) and three nine volt batteries

                the word "diet" on food labels contains the word DIE at it's core…that is because (most)diet stuff is based around totally toxic artificial sweeteners.
                Fukushima let the genie out of the bottle about how far and wide corruption is and what it will do to keep the darkness where it is , just a thought from a potentially tin foil hat party member… 😉

          • Gasser Gasser

            Beat that nasty Cancer shit>

            http://www.thefoat.com/Gasser/video/Gasser%27s+Pit+Stop+upgrade/video_id-%2BQ0wtqwXQ99XVd25HRD4Aw%3D%3D/

            This recipe works, here I am on my 75th birthday after 3 bouts with Cancer over the years.

            This is a few weeks ago out on a Pahoehoe lava flow in no mans land following the gnarly Big Island of Hawaii's kick your ass coastline for 25 miles of this, getting hurt or breaking down out here nobody will ever find me, its a long walk out…I don't own a stink in' cell phone.

            The closer to death you make yourself come, the more alive you'll feel>

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EOjtyTPFri0

            • ISeePinkClouds

              Yes. Gasser. ty. Not only are you alive and healthy,you also have a life you love living. Very cool. Peace

              • Thanks again all, I have tried most of these with some success. My health condition is rare, and I was not supposed to live past the age of 21, I am almost 59 now. Age onset Parkinson's disease, seizures, and other issues complicate the homeopathic cancer treatments I can use. The aggressive nature of the invasion has been tuff to beat. I will fight it anyway I can for as long as possible. I have always been organic, and aware that proper diet is key to maintaining health, and why I am still alive.

                Very adventurous Gasser, I wish I had a lava coast to play on. The bone transplant surgery they did 3 years ago prevents my doing much of that kind of thing. The logic you employ certainly seems to be working.

            • theworldisalie theworldisalie

              Thank you for that video Gasser, I have sent it to to a friend who is desperate. Just diagnosed with kidney tumors.

              I see that you are in Hawaii. What kind of changes have you personally seen since fuku in regards to the ocean health, sea life and shoreline flora and fauna?

              Thanks.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Japan has no idea what the Olympics spirit is about.

    If the games are held in Japan, it will be a permanent stain on the Olympics.

  • rogerthat

    https://www.rt.com/news/338567-fukushima-radioactive-wild-boars/

    Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside
    6 Apr, 2016

    … local cities have been running out of burial space for boars. In the city of Nihonmatsu, some 56 kilometers from the Fukushima plant, three mass graves large enough to hold 600 boars each are reportedly almost full, with the local government saying it has run out of spare land. Local hunters have even been reduced to burying the corpses on their own premises.

    Authorities have also been burning boar corpses in municipal incinerators, but the task of cutting up animals weighing 100 kilograms each to get them into the furnace is not a dream job, and there is a shortage of personnel capable of performing the task.

    Despite boar meat being considered a delicacy in northern Japan, the meat of wild boars from Fukushima area is not suitable for human consumption because it contains high concentrations of radioactive substances.

    Normally one of the healthiest red meats, very high in protein, Fukushima’s wild boars have become quite the opposite of “healthy nutrition,” as they normally eat roots, nuts, berries and smaller animals from the forest floor, which is where the highest levels of radioactive fallout, typically washed down by the rain, is concentrated.

    The radioactive element caesium-137 has been reportedly discovered in animals from the area at levels 300 times higher than the regulatory standard…

    • rogerthat

      for human consumption. Local authorities have been issuing warnings to residents asking them to refrain from eating boar meat. …

      • Sickputer

        Feral hogs absolutely love truffles and mushrooms which are jampacked with dangerous radiation in central Japan. Those hogs will not be viable food sources for centuries.

    • razzz razzz

      Chernobyl all over again except on steroids this time in Japan.

      • Time Is Short Time Is Short

        It was reported that San Onofre is sitting on 3,000,000 pounds of nuclear material – fuel rods – and nowhere to dispose of it.

        San Onofre has three NPP's. So, roughly, 1,000,000 pounds of waste per unit.

        Fukushima had six NPP's, same design as San Onofre. Very roughly, 6,000,000 pounds of fuel rod when the earthquake/tsunami hit. Other than the SPF's in #5 & #6, it all went up in smoke, with three cores in the ground.

        Imagine every NPP around the US (Europe, too) with roughly 1,000,000 pounds of fuel rod per, sitting waiting for an accident. While melting cores are a big issue, the main problem is the Spent Fuel Pools. Loss of water = self-igniting fire.

        Just a little reminder.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Love reminders! 😉

        • razzz razzz

          Time Is Short: Do you ever check your fasts? San Onofre had (3) pressurized water reactors. Daiichi has (6) boiling water reactors or whats left of them.

          Do you have any links to the total amount of fuel being stored at both San Onofre and Daiichi?

          Do you just make this stuff up inside your head?

          • Time Is Short Time Is Short

            'Watchdog: San Onofre should have a say in 'consent' nuclear waste disposal, Rep. Issa says'

            “My district is home to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), which is in the initial stages of decommissioning which will be completed by 2031,” Issa wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz dated April 5.

            “Positioned near an active fault line, sandwiched between the heavily-trafficked I-5 Freeway and the Pacific Ocean, and bordering the densely-populated Orange and San Diego Counties, the storage of more than 3.6 million pounds of high-level nuclear waste at the SONGS site is of great concern to the over 8 million people of this region.”

            http://www.ocregister.com/taxdollars/nuclear-710796-department-waste.html

            "San Onofre Unit 1, a first generation Westinghouse pressurized water reactor that operated for 25 years, closed permanently in 1992, and has been dismantled and is used as a storage site for spent fuel.[7] It had a spherical containment of concrete and steel with the smallest wall being 6 feet (1.8 m) thick. It generated 456 MWe gross, and 436 MWe net, when operating at 100% capacity.[8]

            Units 2 and 3, Combustion Engineering two-loop pressurized water reactors, generated 1,127 MWe gross, and 1,070 MWe and 1,080 MWe net respectively, when operating at 100% capacity."

            • Time Is Short Time Is Short

              "The San Onofre station had technical problems over the years. In the July 12, 1982 edition of Time it was stated, "The firm Bechtel was … embarrassed in 1977, when it installed a 420-ton nuclear-reactor vessel backwards" at San Onofre.[13] In 2008, the San Onofre plant received multiple citations over issues such as failed emergency generators, improperly wired batteries and falsified fire safety data.[14][15] Early in 2011, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its annual review of the plant, identifying improvements but noting that in the area of human performance, "corrective actions to date have not resulted in sustained and measurable improvement”."

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Onofre_Nuclear_Generating_Station#Reactors

              All of the San Onofre and Fukushima NPP's are LWR's:

              "There are many different reactor types used in nuclear power plants world-wide to create nuclear energy. Two of the most common reactors are Pressurized Water Reactors and Boiling Water Reactors, both of which are light water reactors (LWR). Light water reactors use ordinary water to cool and heat the nuclear fuel. LWRs are generally the most economical and common type of reactors."

              http://nuclear.duke-energy.com/2012/03/27/pressurized-water-reactors-pwr-and-boiling-water-reactors-bwr/

              "So, roughly, 1,000,000 pounds of waste per unit."

              I said 'roughly'. As in 'approximately'. There are more accurate estimates further down the page.

              Anything else?

              • razzz razzz

                'Answers to Questions About Decommissioning
                The following is a Q&A with Tom Palmisano, Vice President, Decommissioning, and Chief Nuclear Officer, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

                Updated 2/23/16'

                "…Q: How much used nuclear fuel is stored at San Onofre?

                A: The uranium pellets that were used to generate power are in sealed fuel rods that comprise a used fuel assembly. San Onofre has 2,668 fuel assemblies in spent fuel pools in Units 2 and 3 and about 800 Unit 2 and 3 assemblies in dry storage. In addition, there are about 400 Unit 1 used fuel assemblies in dry storage. Combined, that's a total of 1,609 metric tons of used nuclear fuel at San Onofre…"
                https://www.songscommunity.com/decommissioning_faq.asp

                1,609 metric ton equals 1,342,601.4 pounds (not the 3,000,000 pounds of nuclear material, you claimed).

                'How Much Fuel Is at Risk at Fukushima?'

                "…The Daiichi complex had a total of 1760 metric tons of fresh and used nuclear fuel on site last year. [circa 2011] The amount of fuel lost in the core melt at Three Mile Island in 1979 was about 30 tons; the Chernobyl reactors had about 180 tons when the accident occurred in 1986…"
                http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/03/how-much-fuel-risk-fukushima

                1760 metric tons converts to 3,880,096 pounds which is more than double the amount at San Onofre.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  yes, accuracy matters. …so TIS got it to within an order of magnitude…close enough for government work!

                • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                  ? Actually, 1609 m/t is 3,547,237.798555 pounds

                  1 m/t = 2204.622622 lbs.

                  • Time Is Short Time Is Short

                    Should we trust Congressman Darrell Issa, who represents the San Onofre area? Which includes Camp Pendleton, and who Issa treats very highly? Or the VP of San Onofre NPP.

                    I know where I would put my money.

                    Then there's this:

                    'State OKs burying nuclear waste at beach'

                    "State regulators have approved a controversial plan to bury nuclear waste in concrete bunkers within 125 feet of a seawall and the beach at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant.

                    The site permit approved Tuesday by the California Coastal Commission is only for 20 years, but opponents of the storage plan worry that steel casks packed with nuclear waste may linger at the site for generations to come, and might deteriorate to the point where they cannot be removed."

                    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/oct/06/nuclear-waste-permit-approved/

                    3 million pounds of nuclear waste stored in cement bunkers essentially under sand and surrounded by seawater. If it doesn't work after 20 years, they will have to notify the Coastal Commission how they intend to 'fix' it all.

                    At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if they just put it all on barges, then towed out to sea and sunk. If the Japanese can do it, we can do it better!

                  • razzz razzz

                    AirSepTech: You are correct. So, between San Onofre and Daiichi, Daiichi has about 333,000 more pounds of nuke fuel to deal with. Not counting more fission products produced during the meltdowns and the irradiation of surrounding materials.

                    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

                      Truly, I wish I was not. 🙁
                      All to boil some water.

                      I used to live/work near there, always felt 'uneasy' about it.

                      We probably all agree 3.5million pounds planted on the beach is stupid. Saving it for a rainy day?

                      "At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if they just put it all on barges, then towed out to sea and sunk."

                      I have lost hope with the 'musical chairs' method of waste handling.

                      I'm pretty sure in 40 years I will be long dead, and they will not have figured out much of anything.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    Sanders (won)
    Delegates 45 55.9%
    412,603
    Clinton
    Delegates 31 43.8%
    323,420

    70 % reporting
    https://www.google.com/search?q=wisconsin+primary+democratic&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#eob=m.0824r/D/2/short/m.0824r/

  • rogerthat

    http://www.law360.com/articles/780512/9th-circ-agrees-to-speed-up-sailors-1b-fukushima-suit

    9th Circ. Agrees To Speed Up Sailors' $1B Fukushima Suit
    By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

    Law360, New York April 5, 2016– The Ninth Circuit on Monday granted a group of U.S. sailors’ request that it expedite a $1 billion lawsuit alleging Tokyo Electric Power Co. is responsible for radiation injuries the sailors say they suffered during their response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

    The sailors are members of the U.S. Navy and land-based service members or their dependents who undertook humanitarian relief efforts in the aftermath of a tsunami in Fukushima, Japan. They claim they were exposed to radiation during the meltdowns at the TEPCO-owned Fukushima Nuclear…

    To view the full article, register now. …

  • rogerthat

    whatever this was about, it's now a 404:

    Fallout From Fukushima: A 100,000-Year Hangover – world …
    canmua.net › world
    3 hours ago – If you want to remove "Fallout From Fukushima: A 100,000-Year Hangover" content from canmua.net please send an email request to docbao529@yahoo.com

  • General User General User

    Possibly the original source:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/this-planet/fallout-from-fukushima-a_b_9620368.html

    There is a wealth of information at the http://canmua.net/ site. Well worth reading thru.

    Peace All

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Make no mistake; Japan and the Pacific ocean is Belarus; Devastating health consequences!
    Stillbirths, miscarriages, infant mortality, general mortality, cancer, sudden death, mental retardation….
    http://www.llrc.org/health/subtopic/ecrrchapteronesynopsis.htm

    • We Not They Finally

      Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. But they seem to have fascist control over doctors and medical records. And when someone dies, they are generally cremated, so the "evidence" is gone in any case.

      I do imagine, however, that the Japanese themselves know that they are dying. And "taking one for the team" may seem way more unacceptable to even them, especially when it is killing their own kids.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Correct! 🙂

  • Did anyone else have trouble getting onto Enenews since last night?

    Also, is anyone else having trouble with the TEPCO cams? I cannot get them to load.

    I was able to load them this morning but not since then.

    I've been following the emissions and the ice wall developments. I just wondered if the cameras and Enenews going down had any connection with an ice wall development?

    Could be merely coincidental, or not.

  • laconic93 laconic93

    Just so there are no ‘idiots’ to question the obvious math; so more than 7000 lbs. of plutonium was released into both the atmosphere and Pacific Ocean when Fukushima unit #3 blew up. I say more because I rounded off the numbers and only included that spent fuel outside of containment in the obliterated SFP of Unit #3. It’s nowhere to be found in the post blast photos; GONE! Along with all that spent fuel.

    This is a fact; it was not contained, it did not magically all fall into containment and disappear (as they cannot seem to locate it) it was atomized by the explosion and just like a dusty pipe organ; blasted into the wind.
    Anyone telling you anything different is either lying or a moron.

    Let that sink it because it isn’t sinking to the bottom of the ocean as so many ‘experts’ assure us. It flows with the cesium 134 and 137 we are detecting everywhere now; both in the air and the sea. Within a few weeks Fukushima ‘plutonium’ detections were confirmed all over Europe. Seems only the US fails to admit it, which is strange, as all that plutonium had to pass over us to get to Europe.

    Since day eight, after Fukushima’s meltdown and detonation, almost everyone in the US was breathing in plutonium fallout from the disaster. Granted this is contrary to what President Obama and his ‘experts’ told us but then I don’t listen to people with ‘double digit’ IQs when it comes to physics.
    https://jsiebert400.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/estimates-of-plutonim-released-by-fukushima/

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes.laconic93.ty. Some believe more than 7000 lbs of nuclear fuel was released from the R3 thermonuclear detonation. Many believe that the spent fuel stored onsite went critical to supercritical also. That idea appears reasonable. Neutrons cause fission.

      PRO NUCLEAR APOLOGISTS CLAIM FUKUSHIMA WAS ONLY 1 – 10% OF CHERNOBYL; DO YOU BELIEVE THEM, KNOWING THAT AT LEAST THREE NUCLEAR REACTORS WITH 100 TONS OF FUEL EACH MELTED DOWN AND OUT AT FUKUSHIMA, OR MORE?

      # 3 BUILDING EXPLOSION ALONE RELEASED 50 – 100 TONS OF URANIUM/PLUTONIUM

      This Mark I Unit #3 reactor melted down 9 months after it was loaded with MOX fuel. When it exploded, it released up to an estimated 500 pounds of plutonium nano particle sized dust into the air, plus an estimated 20 to 100 or more tons of nano particle sized uranium dust, just from this building alone. The total amount depends on what exploded; was it the spent fuel pool, the reactor, or both? This may very well be why the company and Japanese government as well as nuclear regulators pushed so quickly for ‘cold shutdown’ and why no ‘official’ press releases from the company include any mentions of plutonium, nuclear explosion, uranium, or anything else that may sound scary.

      WHO IS GULLIBLE? WHO WILL FALL FOR AND BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT A CORRUPT CORPORATION AND GOVERNMENT SAYS?

      http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/what-really-happened-at-fukushima.html

      Peace

      • Pink, that 7000 lbs is only the Plutonium, and say 15 times more total weight in all the others……

        • ISeePinkClouds

          Yes. stock. ty. Arto Lauri had calculated that one ton of Plutonium and two hundred tons of Uranium went up in the R3 thermo. That was years ago,but it gave a good idea of what had occurred.

          Then the difference would be from the spent fuel pool I suppose.

          Where did the 7000lb figure come from?

          Peace

          • ISeePinkClouds

            Yes. Here's the math I don't quite get.

            "The weight of a uranium nuclear fuel pellet is 7 grams but I will make it even easier as math is no longer the strong suite of humanity: Reactor #3 had approximately 548 assemblies (not rods; assemblies) in the reactor core and another 514 assemblies in the spent fuel pool (SFP) directly above the reactor (Another GE dangerous design flaw of the Mark I). Just in spent fuel alone there was some 90 tons of it in total in the SFP. That pool was obliterated in the explosion."
            90 x 2000 (1 ton = 2000 lbs.)= 180,000 lbs. Using whole numbers for easier grasping; 7% of 100,000 is?
            7 =7% of 100
            70 =7% of 1000
            700 =7% of 10,000
            7000 =7% of 100,000

            https://jsiebert400.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/estimates-of-plutonim-released-by-fukushima/

            Anyway,what about the other 80,000 lbs.

            Where is the fuel in the reactor vessel accounted for?

            I call fuzzy math.

            Peace

            • ISeePinkClouds

              Yes. I would take a different approach.

              If I know the percentage of Plutonium in a fuel pellet,and the total weight of the pellet,or pellets; I can divide by that percentage to get the total weight of the Plutonium,and Uranium,pre-detonation.

              Nevermind. I'm going to bed.

              I'll call Arto in the morning.

              Peace

            • ISeePinkClouds

              Yes. OK. He is using 7% Plutonium in the fuel pellets.

              So,anyway,to complete the equation:

              180,000 x 7% = 12,600lbs Plutonium Spent Fuel Pool

              514 assemblies spent fuel pool weigh 180,000lbs

              How much does the 548 assemblies in the reactor weigh?

              514 is to 180,000 as 548 is to 191,906.

              191,000 x 7% = 13,433 lbs Plutonium Reactor Vessel.

              12,600lbs + 13,433lbs = 26,033lbs Plutonium Reactor + Pool

              13.0165 tons total Plutonium R3.

              There was 14 lbs of Plutonium in Oppenheimer's Fat Man.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man

              Peace

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. Iaconic93. "so more than 7000 lbs. of plutonium was released into both the atmosphere and Pacific Ocean when Fukushima unit #3 blew up."

      19,033 lbs more.

      Peace

  • Nick

    Oh, the irony of it all…

    "Using the high-energy X-rays provided by Argonne's Advanced Photon Source, the researchers were able to characterize a particular protein known as "transferrin," which is responsible for bringing iron into cells. Each transferrin is made up of two subunits, known as N and C, that normally bind iron. When another protein—the transferrin receptor—recognizes both the N and C subunits, it admits the molecule to the cell. However, when both the N and C subunits contain plutonium, the transferrin receptor doesn't recognize the protein and keeps it out.
    Contrary to their expectations, the researchers discovered that in one of the mixed states—when an iron-containing N-subunit is combined with a plutonium-containing C-subunit—the resulting hybrid so closely resembles the normal iron protein that the uptake pathway is "tricked" into allowing plutonium to enter the cell."

    http://phys.org/news/2011-07-plutonium-cells-iron.html

    Unit #3 is in you and it is in me.

    Them's the facts.

    • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

      This Kelvin Kemm Apartied ass-hat really tells it how the pro nuclear project management company that builds reactors that he works for wants it told! I would like to use him as a bobber for fishing off the Fukushima plant! And give him a nice tall glass of that ever so slightly radiated water held in those tanks he claims are harmless! These pricks tell nuclear workers there is no danger from radiation and give them badges that show their exposure to be "zero" after working at places like Hanford and Indian point for a year. The bald spot on the back of your head and inability to have more children have nothing to do with radiation! Honest! Prove me wrong! The world is screwed

  • Nick

    Simple deductive reasoning, dating back to 1945 post bombing, indicates that the US helped Japan develop not just nuclear energy but weapons research as well, siphoning off plutonium to make bombs.

    This is WHY the world is clueless about the devastation wrought by 3 awol nuclear reactors.

    http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/japans-troubling-state-secrets-law-takes-effect/

    Then there is the Climate Change Gang…..

    http://fortune.com/2016/03/04/climate-change-nuclear-energy/

    I see a convergence of insanity permeating the globe.

    We see LIES about nuclear accidents and the effects on Earth's life forms AND we see trumped up reasons to promote nuclear energy to fight Climate Change.

    Time for a change.

    Time for all of us TATAL tellers to rise up as one and yell ENOUGH.

    Nuclear energy = bomb materials.

    Only egits can't make that connection.

    Why do you think Jpan is so desperate to negate the effects of Fukushima?

    Because, the real reason for all them plants was to ship plutonium for profits elsewhere!

    Prove me wrong.

  • Nick

    We have to realize that nuclear electrical generating stations are just bomb material making factories.

    The world needs to look long and hard at nuclear anything.

    GMI will spread at the speed of light despite what you and I say or do.

    Bet on it.

    I will go to my grave knowing that waging peace was the hardest lesson humans never learned.

    Tell me again how Japan expects to hide the hideous legacy of Fukushima? (Just own it guys and gals….the world might understand…hiding from the truth does nothing for our genome!)

    Truth prevails.

    Sooner is preferable.

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      From above link:

      "The utility also unveiled new drainage outlets for the K drainage channel to discharge water into the plant’s harbor and block it from being released into the outer ocean.

      The construction of the new outlets was completed March 28. Radiation-contaminated rainwater coming through the K drainage channel had previously often flown into the outer ocean when it rained."

      "discharge water into the plant’s harbor and block it from being released into the outer ocean."
      How so?
      And wait, pray tell, about the eventual overflow of the 'magical' harbor'?

  • 6th April 2016 – Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

    Extract:

    Despite boar meat being considered a delicacy in northern Japan, the meat of wild boars from Fukushima area is not suitable for human consumption because it contains high concentrations of radioactive substances. Normally one of the healthiest red meats, very high in protein, Fukushima’s wild boars have become quite the opposite of “healthy nutrition,” as they normally eat roots, nuts, berries and smaller animals from the forest floor, which is where the highest levels of radioactive fallout, typically washed down by the rain, is concentrated. The radioactive element caesium-137 has been reportedly discovered in animals from the area at levels 300 times higher than the regulatory standard for human consumption. Local authorities have been issuing warnings to residents asking them to refrain from eating boar meat.

    Comment:

    In this article they make this statement,

    Quote,

    “To date, no evidence has emerged of genetic damage in humans exposed to the radiation in Fukushima. A study by Stanford University in California concluded that about 130 people may die as a result of cancers caused by the disaster, which is considered to be a rather low number given the size of the population affected.”

    Here is a list of documented fatalities and Injuries resulting from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe that clearly shows this statement is false…

  • Nick

    ISYN

    Today at work, asbestos was the boogie molecule.

    "did you know that asbestos particles remain suspended in the air for 12 days?"

    I hate to pour water on your party, but, as a child I rollerskated in a basement laced with asbestos wrapped steam pipes and grew up in a train room with asbestos sides (old coal storage area).

    I probably have inhaled more asbestos than most.

    So be it.

    I also have high lead levels, having grown up in an impoverished zone of Philadelphia.

    So be it.

    Stop thinking about toxins.

    Understand them.

  • Although probably 50% of this site would vote for Hillary, would they still do that if they KNEW that Clinton cut a deal with Japan to buy their radiation contaminated food, without testing.

    What did she get in return, is a curious question.

    http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2016/02/hilary-clintons-emails-about-fukushima.html

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      She should be in jail.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      I don't know about 50% here, stock. We all know Hillary is pro-nuke.

      I think most of her support is only Wall Street and butch lesbians/aging feminists from the '60's.

      'If Hillary Isn't Indicted, the Rule of Law and the Republic Are Dead'

      "When Caesar crossed the Rubicon with his army to seize control of Rome, the Roman Republic ceased to exist. Gradually and then suddenly: this is how Republics become Empires.

      We find ourselves in a parallel moment in history: the American Republic has been hollowed into a shell that is maintained for PR purposes. Beneath the propaganda, the Establishment runs the nation for its own benefit. The people are ignored, because they are powerless in this hollow shell of democracy: their only role is to provide bodies, talent and blood for the Imperial armed forces, pay taxes if they have any money, and be content with their food stamps if they don't."

      http://www.oftwominds.com/blogmar16/republic-dead3-16.html

  • 😐

    ➡ "The biggest obstacle is the radiation.”
    Naohiro Masuda, Tepco's head of decommissioning said in an interview.

    “The reactors continue to bleed radiation into the ground water and thence into the Pacific Ocean,” Gundersen said.

    No place for man or robot
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-disaster-decommissioning-idUSKCN0WB2X5

    • 😐

      "The inhumanity is overwhelming" – A. Gundersen
      [paraphrased]

      Fukushima at 5
      Posted April 5, 2016
      (Gundersen Interview – 3/25/16)
      https://vimeo.com/161631054

      • ISeePinkClouds

        Yes. ChasAha. ty. Some say the longest journey a man will take is from his head to his heart. These videos show a man who has made that journey.

        It appears,arriving has it's own hardships.

        Great respect, Arnie.

        Peace

      • Gasser Gasser

        It makes me wonder> did Arnie Gunderson eat Japanese food and drink Japans water on his tour of highly contaminated Tokyo and surrounding areas on his visits?

        He's got to eat and drink water from somewhere at some time and shave, shower and shit on a rad hot toilet seat from some other contaminated human.

        The Hotel bedding washed in Tokyo's water must be contaminated too

        Hotel rugs must be hot from just walking on Japans Iodine 131 and Cesium 134-137 contaminated streets, also toss in some Plutonium hand rails and seats too, that shits everywhere, as its been said; Tokyo should be evacuated, or am I missing something?

        How did he protect himself and wife from everything that's contaminated, it seems out of the order to even step foot in Japan to find out if everyones going to die and who's lying to who, he already knows all that shit, and we do too.

        When will we be reading Arnie and wife have Cancer?

        I find that folks that are very highly intelligent in one respect are also as dumb and stupid to general life survival…just Nuclear sayin'

        • Jebus Jebus

          Another point. I seriously doubt that the Japanese Diet and Abe, like Arnie very much… 😐

        • ISeePinkClouds

          Yes.Gasser.ty. Arnie is a hero. Peace

        • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

          He had to know the dangers Gasser but he knew it was important to go around Tokyo and scoop up random samples of soil to bring back and test to know how bad it really is/was. Nobody else was doing that and documenting it as far as I know. And he is a guy who helped build them! He didn't scaremonger and gave low estimates to not look like he was blowing it out of proportion. ALL the samples he randomly scooped up in parks etc. ended up to be considered dangerous nuclear waste. All the dead pacific life and all the cancers now popping up in people (many young wonderful beautiful people I know now 5 years later battling for the chance just to continue living with aggressive breast cancers spread to the lymph nodes needing intense chemo) proves (and tell that to those people now like it matters why at this point) it really speaks well for Arnie trying and show what inhumane self-serving pieces of shit people knowing all this yet choosing to downplay for their own political gains makes me hopping mad! I tried warning said friends 5 years ago and had to compete with ass-holes like Clinton and our shit -head president assuring us there is no danger here in the U.S. while flying to South America. I didn't take my Iodine because of that. Vote for Bernie for starters and lets get behind a movement to replace the lying thieving scum we have been running the show…and shut the piece of shit reactors down for good!

  • Jebus Jebus

    panama papers Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVTi9RZWDg

    And the complete psychobable from Media…

    Morning Joe Panel Is Dumbfounded That Bernie Sanders Is Able To Out Raise Hillary Clinton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMl7CT1ETf4

    Dumbfounded… They are going to be great scientists…

  • Jebus Jebus

    #DemocracySpring…

    Live from Philadelphia, PA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o9O-3SyHac

  • Jebus Jebus

    Lol! The Hills have lies… 🙂

  • rogerthat

    http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/morris20160405

    Nuclear Waste Pollution is an Existential Risk that Threatens Global Health

    Margaret Morris
    By Margaret Morris
    Transhumanity.net

    Posted: Apr 5, 2016

    Deadly environmental pollution has become an existential risk that threatens the prospect for the long-term survival of our species and a great many others. Here we will focus on the nuclear waste aspect of the problem and ways to mitigate it before there is a critical tipping point in our global ecosystem.

    As philosopher Nick Bostrom said in his 2001 paper titled “Existential Risks,” published in the Journal of Evolution and Technology, “Our future, and whether we will have a future at all, may well be determined by how we deal with these challenges.”1

    Unlike many radioactive materials that degrade fairly rapidly, some will remain intensely poisonous for incredibly long periods.

    Plutonium-240 (Pu-240) has a half-life of 6,560 years. The half-life is the time it takes for radioactive decay to decrease by half. But decay does not occur at an even pace, and radioactive isotopes are dangerous for much longer – typically 10 to 20 times the length of their half-life.

    Pu-238 has an 88-year half-life, and is used for space vehicles despite the frequency of rocket failures. Any exploding rocket including such cargo spreads pollution far and wide. Pu-239 has a half-life of over 24,000 years, and will remain radioactive for about a half a million years. …

    • rogerthat

      But the situation is more complicated because as Pu-239 decays it transforms to uranium-235 (U- 235), which has a half life of 600 to 700 million years. Iodine-129 has a half-life of 16 million years. Pu-244 has a half-life of 80.8 million years. U-238 has a half- life of 4.5 billion years.2

      When taken into the body, isotopes of radioactive plutonium are not fully eliminated and tend to accumulate. They are deadly when sufficiently accumulated.

      Pu-239 was described by its co-discoverer, chemist Glenn Seaborg, as “fiendishly toxic.” In addition to terrible chemical toxicity, plutonium emits ionizing radiation.

      Pu-239 emits alpha, beta and gamma particles. Gamma radiation can penetrate the entire body and kill cells. Pu-239 has a robust resonance energy of 0.2 96 electron-volts that can badly damage DNA and produce birth defects that carry over generations.3 The body repairs tissues and DNA, but becomes overwhelmed when plutonium concentrates too heavily.

      According to a 1975 article in New Scientist Magazine, “But if it is inhaled, 10 micrograms of plutonium-239 is likely to cause fatal lung cancer.”4

      Experts estimate that Pu-239 is so noxious that only one pound would be enough to kill everyone on our planet if it were so evenly dispersed in the air that everyone inhaled it.5

      Although it occurs in nature in exploding stars, almost all plutonium on Earth is man-made – the product of manufacturing nuclear weapons and energy in nuclear power plants. …

      • rogerthat

        Of the different forms of nuclear products, deadly Pu-239 is very abundant because it is used to make nuclear weapons and is a by-product of energy production in nuclear reactors.

        As part of the U.S. weapons program (between 1944 and 1988), 114 tons of Pu-239 was produced in nuclear reactors at the Hanford Works facility, in Washington state, and at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.6

        Large quantities of this Pu-239 remains at temporary storage facilities at these locations. Hanford stores about 50 million gallons of high-level radioactive nuclear and chemically hazardous wastes in underground storage tanks that were not designed for long-term storage.

        Roughly a third of these tanks have leaked, so that at least a million gallons of radioactive waste has reached the natural environment. Hanford is the most toxic site in the U.S., and among the most toxic places on Earth. Over 1,000 contaminated sites at Hanford have been identified. Groundwater aquifers are polluted for over 200 square miles beyond Hanford.

        No less than nine pounds of Pu-239 is used to make a working nuclear bomb. As of 2015, a total of 15,695 nuclear weapons are stockpiled by nine countries.7

        Some of these weapons are 35 years old, but have a shelf-life of only 25 years.8 These aging weapons are undergoing corrosion. oxidation and other detrimental changes, and they must constantly be maintained and upgraded to prevent them from becoming an immanent threat to life on Earth. …

        • rogerthat

          They are primary war targets. The situation emphasizes the need for absolute global peace.

          As of 2014, about 435 nuclear power plants have been built in 31 countries around the world.9

          A great number of radioactive products, including Pu-239, are byproducts of U-235 fission occurring in the fuel rods of those plants with uranium reactors. In addition to being susceptible to natural disasters and accidents, these nuclear plants are all vulnerable to acts of war. They, too, emphasize the need for absolute global peace.

          Many nuclear power plants are operating beyond their established service lives, and storing their nuclear wastes remains highly problematic.

          No method for the long-term storage of high-level nuclear products was available when industries began producing them to make commercial energy and weapons.

          Storage remains very precarious, and there is no realistic way to safeguard those that are long-lived. There are 93 different long-lived radioactive elements that are toxic for a minimum of 17,000 years, and the time scale extends for many billions of years of total decay time for some.10

          The U.S. alone stores tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel containing Pu-239 and other highly radioactive materials from the various reactor cores.

          The quantity continues to increase worldwide as long as the nuclear plants continue to operate. About 1% of spent nuclear fuel is plutonium, and nuclear power provides about 10 percent of the world’s electricity…

          • rogerthat

            A uranium reactor will contain about a ton of plutonium.

            These figures provide a rough idea of the enormity of continual global radioactive waste accumulation.

            Aside from accidents like the Chernobyl disaster (which contaminated 40% of Europe), dangers include the potential for spontaneous fuel combustion and nuclear meltdown at pools containing spent fuel.

            The following quote from a National Research Council Panel report provides a rough idea of the growing tonnage build-up of plutonium from commercial nuclear reactors:

            “New production of commercial reactor plutonium during the first half of the 1990s was about 70 MT [metric tons] per year.”11

            At least four to five tons of Pu-239 are known to have been released into the environment during nuclear weapons testing.12

            Much of the Pu-239 remains buried underground at the test sites. But some was released into the air during atmospheric tests, and some traveled for many miles by way of groundwater after underground tests.

            About two-thirds of the plutonium in the atmosphere winds up in the oceans, where it tends to sink to their bottoms and challenges sea life. The polluted sediment is disturbed and redistributed by underwater tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and enormous landslides.

            According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

            “Residual plutonium from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing is dispersed widely in the environment. As a result, virtually everyone comes into contact with…

            • rogerthat

              extremely small amounts of plutonium.”13

              The EPA adds:

              “People may inhale plutonium as a contaminant in dust. It can also be ingested with food or water. Most people have extremely low ingestion and inhalation of plutonium.”

              Given that humans retain plutonium, the longer we live the more of it our bodies can accumulate.

              Although exposure can vary widely because of the way plutonium becomes distributed in the environment, it is has already reached high enough levels globally to cause serious concern:

              According to a report from the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop of the year 2000, titled High-Sensitive Determinations of Pu and Am Content in Human Tissues:

              “Now plutonium of both industrial and weapon origin is widely spread all over the world and included in the soil cycle, water cycle and the food chain, the end point of which is a human body….Now we warn about the serious hazard of dangerous accumulation of plutonium and americium in human body, especially in liver and bones….As it has been established recently, plutonium in its tetravalent state (TV+) is accumulated in human body during the whole life…”14

              Since that report was published, additional plutonium isotopes have been added to our body burden.

              High levels of Pu-239 were released after the magnitude 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 triggered the disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The initial venting from containment vessels into the…

  • rogerthat

    atmosphere, the meltdown (and melt through) of three of the facility’s nuclear reactor cores, and the continual release of contaminated coolant water into the Pacific Ocean are parts and parcels of the most lethal nuclear accident to date.

    After the radioactive plume from Fukuskima began circulating the Earth every 40 days or so (depositing over 1,000 different types of toxic substances on land and in water with each pass), plutonium was measured in the Pacific Ocean and its sea life, and in many U.S. cities and far beyond.

    A news headline from 2011 reads, “Report: 76 trillion becquerels of Plutonium-239 released from Fukushima — 23,000 times higher than previously announced.”15

    The initial radioactive plume was discharged into both the air and water, and the water portion of the plume is expected to reach the U.S. coast along ocean currents by 2017.

    Smaller plumes continue to be generated as radioactive water is poured directly into the ocean each day. It remains to be seen how much all of this will affect marine life and the food chain along the U.S. west coast. California produces most of the fruits and vegetables for the rest of the country. The rule of thumb is that small particulates move along ocean currents, and large particulates sink to the marine sediments.

    Since the accident, 300 to 400 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear complex have been pouring into the ocean every day 16

    In 2014, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), …

    • rogerthat

      in charge of the cleanup operation, began filtering 62 (out of over 1,000) radioactive isotopes from the millions of gallons going into the sea – and creating water plume after plume crossing the ocean.17 The myriad of resulting toxic water filters, which deteriorate due to radiation exposure, will require permanent storage.

      The public receives conflicting information about whether plutonium will be brought under control. A 2014 headline reads, “Tepco NOT to analyze Plutonium or Uranium in bypass water before discharging to the Pacific.”18 Another report says that plutonium is among the treated radioactive contaminants.19 Another says

      that the volume or output of the radioactive materials that are filtered out will be reduced by 90%.20 This can suggest that each day 90% less plutonium and certain other harmful radioactive toxins will flow into the sea than before.

      A 2015 report says, “Expert: “It’s completely unsafe… impossible to remove 100s of radioactive materials” – 1,200 radionuclides, only 62 reduced.” “It’s impossible for them to remove all those hundreds of radioactive materials. They know how to remove about 62 of them, but there’s other ones that they cannot.”21

      A headline from 2015 reads: “Experts: Plutonium levels 10,000,000 times normal in water below Fukushima reactors – Plutonium hit record high off coast in 2014 – “Has been transported relatively long distances” …

      • rogerthat

        – Every sample taken from rivers flowing into Pacific had Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241,and Pu-242 from plant.” “…the amount of Pu isotopes directly released into the marine environment remains unknown.” The total oceanic burden is difficult to accurately estimate by taking surface or near-surface samples from flowing ocean water.22

        Since it is presently impossible to know how much plutonium has or will be released into the ocean, and since so many conflicting opinions appear in the news, we can make rough estimates based on how much was in the reactor cores in the first place.

        According to nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen: “A ton of plutonium was in each Fukushima reactor.”23 Three 100-ton reactor cores melted down, and a fourth is badly damaged.

        Of the three melted reactors, after they underwent meltdown nuclear fuel penetrated their containment vessels and melted into the ground below (a process termed ‘melt through’). Then an unprecedented event (called ‘melt out’) occurred, so that the locations of the reactor cores is unknown.

        Some experts think that the mysterious highly radioactive black particulate deposited all over Fukushima, Tokyo and other parts of Japan includes the remnants of these lost cores.

        In theory, during the meltdowns the cores exploded with sufficient force to scatter as the black particulate (containing dangerous hot particles and other radioactive materials). This black substance matches, as best as can be determined, with components …

        • "Some experts think that the mysterious highly radioactive black particulate deposited all over Fukushima, Tokyo and other parts of Japan includes the remnants of these lost cores."

          In March 2013, I was sent a resin encapsulated sample of black fungus like material, for testing. It reportedly came from somewhere in the Minamisoma area of Japan. This fungus like material started growing on the concrete and rock surfaces in Japan, after the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe. It appeared to be bio-accumulating Cesium.

          Test Chart

          http://sccc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Minamisoma-Cesium-290313-TV45-23c-25040-MB.jpg

          • This black fungus material sample from Japan, contaminated with Cesium Cs-137 & Cs-134, was encapsulated in resin for safety reasons, so we don't know how much it weighed. Visually, looking at the encased sample, it appeared to be a few grams, if that. A professional lab reported test results were 117 Bg of Cs-137 and 58 Bq of Cs-134.

            I posted the test results on the Internet for discussion, and a weight expert posted this comment in 2013.

            "I'm an expert on weighing objects (sell scales, use different ones daily, some precise to .01g). Fungus in that form does not appear to hold too much water weight and would likely weigh less than a gram given the scale. If it jis thin and flakey type fungus, it may be under .25-.5g. Is it thick like a mushroom cap or more like lichen? I've only observed extremely thin fungi growing on concrete, and I would err on the very low side. My best guess is 0.3g."

            • My reply:

              "That means the black fungus sample from Japan is very, very, hot.

              Test results 117 Bg Cs-137 and 58 Bq Cs-134

              117 + 58 = 175 Bq x (1000 grams/0.3 grams) = 583,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium

              Even if it was 10 times greater in weight 3 grams, it would still be 58,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium."

              If the weight expert estimate of 0.3g is correct, then this was highly contaminated material!

              You wouldn't want your family living in an area with this amount of radioactive contamination! Any so called expert or government official, telling people it is safe for their families to live in highly contaminated areas like this, are criminally negligent in my opinion.

        • rogerthat

          of core fuel and may include vaporized cores.24 Pu-239 and many other types of ionizing radiation are produced in reactor cores. The black particulate gradually breaks down into smaller particles, soaks into the ground and is scattered into the wind and water.

          The cleanup at Fukushima is expected to take four decades, and there is no telling how far into the future highly-contaminated water will continue to pour into the ocean.

          It will only be stopped under certain conditions: There must be a means of preventing groundwater from entering the reactor buildings (through the basements and failed seals), so that the contaminated coolant water stops blending with the freshwater flowing in and out of the structures.

          The other condition is that the reactor buildings finally sufficiently cool so that coolant water is no longer required.

          Four reactor buildings are being cooled by water to prevent dangerous heat build-up that can cause another explosion. So, water is constantly being poured onto the premises and becomes laced with radioactive materials, and then it is partially filtered and put directly into the ocean.

          So far, humans cannot go near the melted Fukushima reactors for an hour without being exposed to lethal amounts of radiation poisoning. Robots are the only alternative for performing work. But high-level radiation quickly causes electronics components to malfunction and fail within minutes. In April of 2015, the second robot developed …

          • rogerthat

            to work within a damaged reactor was abandoned after it failed, and the robot sent in early 2016 was also destroyed by radiation.25

            The potential for typhoons, flash floods, earthquakes and tsunamis place the damaged reactor buildings at Fukushima in further jeopardy. At least one tsunami will typically hit some part of Japan every year, which is far lower than the country’s frequency of earthquakes.

            Even if plutonium is brought under better control, the other nuclear contaminants being released from Fukushima, the on-going low level radioactive releases permitted around the world at uranium mines and mills, fuel fabrication plants, storage pools, casks, and trenches, etc. accumulate in the environment. Too much body burden brings on birth defects in newborns. Many Iraqi children born after depleted uranium weaponry was used during the Gulf War suffer hideous deformities. Irresponsible radioactive waste disposal is suspected of causing the significant cancer rise in southern Italy.

            Five reactors in the U.S. are known to be built in earthquake zones, too.26 New earthquake faults that threaten Hanford have been discovered since it was built. In 2015, Michigan quakes initially left scientists puzzled. The situation resulted in the identification of a previously unconfirmed earthquake fault line.27 Earthquake frequency has increased dramatically in the U.S. over the past few decades, and the frequency rate has continued to increase. …

            • rogerthat

              continued to increase. Tornadoes are also a threat to the safety of nuclear plants, and the Fermi 2 reactor, located between Detroit and Toledo, experienced a near miss when a tornado ran directly through two of its cooling towers in 2014.

              Some physicists assert that humanity will always be plagued by the consequences of the Fukushima disaster.28

              Scientists who study the ocean floor report a huge spike in unexplained sea life die-offs.29

              Many thousands of tons of radioactive materials have been dumped into the Atlantic, too. The oceans are getting warmer and steadily more acidic, and oxygen is depleting at an increased pace.

              The entire oceanic ecosystem is threatened by over 70,000 types of pollution, and human CO2 emissions (mostly from fossil fuel combustion, transportation and industrial processes) are usually considered largely to blame.30

              There are over 500 large oceanic dead zones, areas in which the oxygen concentration is so low that sea life suffocates. Science cannot predict the ultimate consequences of the changes in our oceans, but mass extinction of ocean life is predicted.31

              No wonder some news sources are sounding alarm bells about the potential death of the Pacific Ocean.32 Oceans play a leading role in Earth’s overall climate, and they heavily impact the weather patterns on land. Humankind is not presently set up to endure drastic changes in climate or weather.

              Solutions for Trying to Militate the Problems:

              • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

                That was a really good summary of the whole event Rogerthat! Keep up the good work I read your posts every night if I can. I'm sure plenty of others do too! Thank you very much for all the effort you give it is very much appreciated! I usually don't respond so you know and others that read here may not but you are a major help!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingJesus

    poll, April 6, Sanders favored nationally over Clinton:

    2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination
    McClatchy/Marist
    Clinton 47, Sanders 49
    Sanders +2
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/president/

  • rogerthat

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/04/europe-faces-253bn-nuclear-waste-bill

    Nuclear waste
    Europe faces €253bn nuclear waste bill

    Disposal and decommissioning of plants in EU’s 16 nuclear nations outstrips available funds by €120bn, European commission study reveals

    Arthur Neslen
    Tuesday 5 April 2016

    Europe is facing a €253bn bill for nuclear waste management and plant decommissioning which outstrips available funds by €120bn, according to a major stock-take of the industry by the European commission.

    The sum breaks down into €123bn for the decommissioning of old reactors and €130bn for the management of spent fuel, radioactive waste and deep geological disposal processes.

    Of the EU’s 16 nuclear nations, only the UK had enough money ring-fenced to cover the coming financial crunch, according to the Nuclear Illustrative Programme of the Commission (Pinc), which covers trends to 2050.

    Greenpeace EU’s energy policy adviser Tara Connolly said: “The €120bn figure is a whopping shortfall but it’s not surprising given that there is still no workable solution for the nuclear waste problem. With the huge resources needed to keep nuclear power alive, Europe could make a lot of progress …

    • rogerthat

      towards a 100% renewable energy system instead.”

      Some 90% of the continent’s nuclear plants are set to shut by 2050 – almost half within the next decade – …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/letters/2016/04/04/lettter-count-all-costs-and-nuclear-is-a-no-go

    LETTTER: Count all costs and nuclear is a no-go
    APRIL 04 2016

    IT IS not true that nuclear is an inexpensive source of energy. When you count in the costs to the environment of uranium mining and beneficiation, it is totally unacceptable, yet these costs are dismissed by the nuclear industry.

    We have highly affected communities in SA, especially on the Witwatersrand mining belt. Here we carry the burden of uraniferous tailings dams whose uranium blows in the wind and pollutes the water and land. The health effects on the affected communities have never been studied. However, people have died of silicosis as a result of inhaling the dust, and there is evidence of malformed babies being born.

    No attempts have been made by the nuclear industry, the mines and the relevant government departments to remedy this situation.

    We have measured radioactivity on the West Rand at the same levels as in the Chernobyl closed area. Yet an entire community lives on Tudor Shaft unprotected. …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/04/05/comment-where-uproar-over-radioactive-waste/82646636/

    Comment | Where is uproar over radioactive waste?
    Xyara Asplen, Guest contributor April 6, 2016

    It's been over a month now since we first learned that the Blue Ridge Landfill in Estill County had become the dumping grounds for illegally imported radioactive fracking waste…and so far, things seem to be business as usual.

    When the land men showed up last year, looking to lease our mineral rights for fracking, one of my first concerns was that my home would become convenient disposal for the huge quantities of poisonous water and sludge generated by the oil and gas industry. And now, in the county where I grew up, and possibly across this beautiful state, it already has.

    Despite hundreds of folks from our community in Estill County and beyond showing up to demand accountability and answers, both have been in mighty short supply. It's no secret among the locals that trucks creep in and out of the dump at all hours of the night, and I grew up hearing a lot of speculation as to what they were burying in there.

    And then, suddenly, it wasn't speculation anymore. At least 2,000 tons of concentrated radioactive tailings from out-of-state oil and gas fracking operations (something we've been fighting to keep out of our own foothills) had slipped in "under the radar" and been dumped loose from the containers it was brought here in …

    • rogerthat

      — and no one seems to even know just exactly where, let alone have a plan for recovery.

      No one seems to know, either, how much of that loose radioactive particulate matter may have become airborne during the time the dumpings occurred (several months, July through November of last year); how much of it may have drifted across the road to the frighteningly close middle and high schools.

      I attended that middle school the year it opened, and you sure can smell the dump from there. When we smell something, it means we're breathing in its particles. This thought keeps me up at night, and I'm not even a mom.

      The Blue Ridge Landfill is neither equipped nor allowed to accept this sort of waste. TENORMs, they call it, for Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material.

      The half-life on the stuff is more than a thousand years, so when we're told, "Oh, the air tests came back fine, don't worry about it," it's a little insulting.

      The liners at the landfill last about 30 years, and are partway into that already. The landfill is near the Kentucky River, a pretty major watershed in these parts (don't forget, once it gets in the water, it's in all our backyards).

      So you'd think there'd be outrage that we (and our future generations) have been put at this kind of risk, and that our officials on all levels would rally to shut down these privately owned corporations that acted illegally (Blue Ridge Landfill is owned by Advanced Disposal,…

      • rogerthat

        and then of course there are the companies that brought the waste in).

        But, unfortunately, we live in a state where our Energy and Environment Cabinet is headed up by the recently retired president of Eastern U.S. Operations for Arch Coal, Charles Snavely, whose attitude toward regulations can be summed up by his statement that, as the new regulator, he'll make sure “we are not a hindrance to any industry.”

        When he says about the fracking waste dumped in Estill County, "We will hold the violators accountable to the law just as we would in any situation under our jurisdiction,” I'm not reassured enough to just sit back and assume it's taken care of.

        When our regulatory agencies are deeply beholden to the same industries they're supposed to protect us from, I suppose the officials have the difficult choice between working for the people whose communities are being poisoned, or the people who made them rich. It's not hard to see which way that decision usually goes.

        And so it's business as usual. There were a couple of "Notices of Violation" issued, stating essentially that "if you don't stop this sort of thing, we might have to do something about it!" The Attorney General's office opened an investigation, but there hasn't been much noise since.

        And meanwhile, no fines have been issued, no charges filed and the trucks still come and go across from the schools. The owners of the Blue Ridge Landfill rest easy knowing that the money continues to…

        • rogerthat

          flow; the fracking operations continue to produce uncountable quantities of toxic sludge; our government continues its lip service while turning a blind eye — or maybe that's a wink.

          So now the question is this: Will Estill County — our land, our water, our kids — be written off as just another cost of doing business, or will this terrible tragedy serve to ignite the flame that burns through decades of government complacency and industry exploitation, and demands, once and for all, that the wellbeing of our community take precedence over the tired old expectation of "business as usual?"

          Xyara Asplen is a second generation artisan, homesteader and advocate for local resiliency who grew up in Estill County, Kentucky, and now lives in the Red Lick Valley outside of Berea.

          • Sol Man

            It is beyond regrettable that for corporations and their owners the only thing that is true is that the money is desired and the people and biosphere are/is expendable.

            • Silverlok Silverlok

              "It is beyond regrettable that for corporations and their owners the only thing that is true is that the money is desired and the people and biosphere are/is expendable."

              It was once described to me thusly:
              the lie is different at every level and everyone is expendable…even the most "powerful" in the system fail to understand what exactly they are standing on

  • Jebus Jebus

    If ya feel the need to let the PTB know how you feel, this is one way, how it's done…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXYzgTLoQjY

    • Jebus Jebus

      Again, the people, show how its done…

      Ted Cruz’s Bronx Campaign Stop Just Backfired Big Time Because Duh

      http://www.wired.com/2016/04/ted-cruzs-bronx-campaign-stop-just-backfired-big-time-duh/

      People are standing up and turning the fan towards the bullshit now.

      Another win for Bernie…

      • DUDe DUD

        "..People are standing up and turning the fan towards the bullshit now.."

        Indeed Jebus , and no small thanks to Bernie for that..many individuals have carried a "knowing" tru their lifes..carrying seeds within..dropping here and there in their personal life by just "being"..small steps..then came the internet and those seeds began to sprout in the alternate media like this place..the number of seeds sprouting went up exponentially..

        And now that there finally is a voice in the highest region's with Bernie..all that energy is finally organising in to shape , coördinated mass and identity..

        Can it go wrong ? Well , on one hand the energy for change is determined by the tension in the inequality and such..that is extreme.. + the life/truth force of all the seeds multyplying..and on the other the suicidal idiocy of the people unable to rise above being controlled by mob and comfort zone dynamics still voting/believing in the "eloquent" mercenary's despite the evidence of their pathology in their faces..that i would also call extreme..

        imho

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          What did Hillary Clinton say about radiation exposure at Bethlehem Steel?
          April 6, 2016

          http://www.mcall.com/news/local/bethlehem/mc-pa-steel-bethlehem-nukes-clinton-20160406-story.html

          • DUDe DUD

            I'm not awake for to long Heart , i can't find the catch in that article ? 🙂

            • AirSepTech AirSepTech

              She is a laughing shame, in la-la land.

              "I spent years advocating for retirees of Bethlehem Steel who developed cancer and other long-term health problems after helping to build nuclear weapons for our military during the Cold War," she said.

              "During the 1940s and 1950s, workers at a Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, N.Y., outside Buffalo, were exposed to radiation while they rolled uranium rods for nuclear reactors."

              She lies so much and so often, she has no idea the drivel that comes out of her piehole.

              Although, and I doubt she would admit it, you could argue 'eventually' it could become a 'weapon'. 😆

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                She'll say whatever fits at the time.
                A lot of talk from a person, whose emails warned insiders about the initial plume from Fukushima, but told no one else.
                And now she is trying to pass herself off as an advocate of those suffering nuclear injuries.

  • from a distance from a distance

    I know we're all busy and have limited time,

    but there are a lot of good activists doing great work for free,

    and the least we can do is listen to their interviews and read their blogs.

    A quick roundup of the latest:

    [1] Lonnie Clark, Age of Fission radio show, has a really interesting interview on fracking:

    http://www.ucy.tv/Default.aspx?PID=130&T=Age of Fission

    [2] Libbe HaLevy, Nuclear Hotseat, has an excellent interview with Donna Gilmore of http://www.sanonofresafety.org on nuclear waste storage:

    http://nuclearhotseat.com/2016/04/06/nuclear-hotseat-250-chernobyl-in-a-can-more-dry-cask-dangers-wdonna-gilmore/

    [3] The always-excellent mining awareness blog:

    "Nuclear Power Has Always Been A Dangerous Idea: People Make Mistakes; There Is No Good Way to Store Nuclear Waste – Bernie Sanders"

    https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/nuclear-power-has-always-been-a-dangerous-idea-people-make-mistakes-there-is-no-good-way-to-store-nuclear-waste-bernie-sanders/

    [4] Lucas Hixon of http://www.enformable.com is featuring another excellent commentary by Karl Grossman:

    http://enformable.com/2016/03/terrorism-nuclear-power/

    [5] Joieau from DailyKos wrote a great write-up on the 5th anniversary of Fukushima:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/03/11/1499740/-Fukushima-Five-Years-Later

  • from a distance from a distance

    I know we're all busy and have limited time,

    but there are a lot of good activists doing great work for free,

    and the least we can do is listen to their interviews and read their blogs.

    A quick roundup of the latest:

    [1] Lonnie Clark, Age of Fission radio show, has a really interesting interview on fracking:

    http://www.ucy.tv/Default.aspx?PID=130&T=Age of Fission

    [2] Libbe HaLevy, Nuclear Hotseat, has an excellent interview with Donna Gilmore of http://www.sanonofresafety.org on nuclear waste storage:

    http://nuclearhotseat.com/2016/04/06/nuclear-hotseat-250-chernobyl-in-a-can-more-dry-cask-dangers-wdonna-gilmore/

    [3] The always-excellent mining awareness blog:

    "Nuclear Power Has Always Been A Dangerous Idea: People Make Mistakes; There Is No Good Way to Store Nuclear Waste – Bernie Sanders"

    https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/nuclear-power-has-always-been-a-dangerous-idea-people-make-mistakes-there-is-no-good-way-to-store-nuclear-waste-bernie-sanders/

    [4] Lucas Hixon of http://www.enformable.com is featuring another excellent commentary by Karl Grossman:

    http://enformable.com/2016/03/terrorism-nuclear-power/

    [5] Joieau from DailyKos wrote a great write-up on the 5th anniversary of Fukushima:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/03/11/1499740/-Fukushima-Five-Years-Later

  • from a distance from a distance

    Just putting this here for discussion:

    Did you know that John McAfee is running for President:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/12/24/mcafee-run-libertarian-party-candidate-president/77877980/

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. from a distance. ty

      John McAfee: We’re Teetering On The Brink Of Collapse
      The Alex Jones Show – April 6, 2016

      Alex Jones talks to anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee about how important it is for a presidential candidate to understand cyber security.

      "If the president of the country doesn't understand cyber-science, we are lost.
      "The federal government is oversized and too intrusive in our lives."
      "The overburdening police state has to be cut back."
      "Dying people can't get the drugs they need because the drugs might hurt them."

      http://www.infowars.com/john-mcafee-were-teetering-on-the-brink-of-collapse/

      In this video John McAfee states that he is running for president as a Libertarian.

      Peace

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        We talking about this guy?

        John McAfee Captured? Antivirus Mogul Says His ‘Double’ Took The Fall
        Dec 3 2012

        http://www.inquisitr.com/422325/john-mcafee-captured-antivirus-mogul-says-his-double-took-the-fall/

        How did this work out ..I wonder.
        Representing the libertarian party?
        Uh, uh.

        "If the president of the country doesn't understand cyber-science, we are lost.
        "The federal government is oversized and too intrusive in our lives."
        "The overburdening police state has to be cut back."
        "Dying people can't get the drugs they need because the drugs might hurt them."

        High school essay….

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          "How did this work out ..I wonder."
          Do I care?…lol.

          • ISeePinkClouds

            Yes. Heart of the Rose. ty. I bought the McAfee Virus Protection Suite years ago. It was too expensive,but then again,I would be getting a $20.00 mail-in rebate.

            I mailed the sales receipt and package bar code to McAfee. I didn't get the rebate. I called customer service. They said they would send it. They didn't.

            That is why I won't vote for John McAfee.

            Peace

            • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

              The anti-virus by Mcafee was on all my early computers I'm pretty sure and they were just in the background. On my later ones which were after Mcafee was no longer the owner of it, the program BECAME the virus! He was long gone by then! Shutting my computer down until I paid the $99 for their renewal, which I paid several years. My very slow computer was greatly speeded up when a wiz friend came over and completely removed Mcafee and my computer was never faster! My connection is the slow spot dince then, problem solved! If you have windows you got what Mcafee did. It was interesting to watch the documentary of his estate auction where he sold everything he owned at his ranch/mansion in the southwest in a desert for pennies on the dollar and said something like "fuck it me and my wife are heading to a beach in south America" or some island. I could really relate to him as the powers that be prey on guys that have something of value to take and make you lose it to them. Like it matters if you are a saint. Or a thug. The thug has a much better chance to hold what he has if he's a smart thug. Thugs are the guys that bullied thru the nuke plants. Thugs are lying and stealing from their "bitch" taxpayers by funding big projects of their desire and funding their payrolls with all they can way above and beyond what things could actually be done for…which is what they pay minus what they can fuck the hard-working often immigrants or minorities for by paying them shit and…

              • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

                paying immigrants minimal wage and billing top-dollar union wage rate with double time and bonus pay going to somebody that doesn't do that union pay manual labor job, just glom the money. Bernie Sanders knows this routine. Lawyers, politicians, street hustlers, police, city employees etc. know your job depends on who gets elected. Your guy loses you're going to lose your job, sometimes in ugly vengeful ways. Or end up "floating down the Chicago river".

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                "fuck it me and my wife are heading to a beach in south America" or some island.".

                Belize..

                The bizarre tale of John McAfee, spymaster

                75 laptops, 29 "pillow talk" operatives, and one crazy gringo.
                Jan 6 2013

                http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/the-bizarre-tale-of-john-mcafee-spymaster/

  • GOM GOM

    Living in a Nuclear Hell

    The town of Muslyumovo has to be one of the saddest places on earth. The thousands of people who have little choice but to live here, on the banks of the Techa river not far from Russia's southern border with Kazakhstan, are the victims of a nuclear disaster that began more than six decades ago.

    They are still suffering with the consequences of life next door to the Mayak nuclear plant , and still dying from the radiation-related illnesses that have claimed the lives of so many before them.

    Many people we spoke to say they are being used as human guinea pigs. They talk of a secret government experiment looking at the effects of radiation exposure on humans. [Fukushima?]

    "They must have tested new drugs on us. You come from the hospital where you spend a month then get sick for a month at home. They don't treat you. They hurt you. They don't say anything."

    Outstanding article/video..
    http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/europe/2012/04/107911.html

    *note.. look closely at this family, other huge nodules on the boys neck, the mother seems to have an eye growth, girl has dark spot on lip.

    • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

      They would sell these people like cattle if they could. No way would they want to compensate them, instead of just waiting for them to die? So typical of those in charge to have no regard for the people they are supposed to represent. Our punishment is the inheriting (more so those in our dwindling future) this nuclear nightmare created for the total destruction of everybody on the planet…the early science-fiction movies meant to equate atomic energy with aliens and super-human mumbo-jumbo, while casually slipping the awful parts of like needing 8 feet of lead to protect you from reactor cores, only to become a creature in another dimension when exposed, definitely one not in this one for long!

  • Silverlok Silverlok

    correlation or causation?

    from BROKEN SAINTS 2001-2003:

    "FIRE

    (location-the hills near Fukushima Japan)

    Fire moves,
    Grows, Speaks

    It is a destroyer…
    and a living thing.

    killer of darkness…
    father of ash.

    you have taken
    so much from me

    BREATHE.
    FOCUS.
    RELEASE.

    I can almost
    hear you

    SO…SMALL

  • GOM GOM

    Marshall Islands..Jellyfish Babies: Birth Defects of Nuclear Radiation

    Lijon Eknilang of the Marshall Islands explains her experience with the effect of nuclear radiation.

    ".Our culture and religion teaches us that reproductive abnormalities are a sign that women have been unfaithful. For this reason, many of my friends keep quiet about the strange births they have had. In privacy, they give birth, not to children as we like to think of them, but to things we could only describe as "octopuses," "apples," "turtles," and other things in our experience. We do not have Marshallese words for these kinds of babies, because they were never born before the radiation came".

    "Many women die from abnormal pregnancies, and those who survive give birth to what looks like purple grapes that we quickly bury".

    >Some believe that the testing was planned by the U.S. government to examine the effects of nuclear radiation on humans.

    Life expectancy on the islands has sharply declined to 40 years. Some communities suffer so greatly as a result of these tests that they have decided to stop reproducing and go extinct…

    University of Colorado
    http://psci3206colorado.blogspot.com/2010/04/jellyfish-babies-birth-defects-of.html?m=1

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    16 hour work day today. Exhausted.

    Just a blurb. You all may have discussed this already:

    1) TEPCO said they needed workers who don't mind dying.
    2) They deny that people have died in the "clean up" at Fuku.
    3) Over at Fukushima Diary, there's a story about not having workers wear masks/ full protective suits any more because exposure is under 5 micro sieverts.

    Struck me as a PR action

    Too tired. 'Night.

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